UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONWashington, D.C. 20436
In the Matter of
CERTAIN ELECTRONIC DEVICESWITH IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS,COMPONENTS THEREOF, ANDASSOCIATED SOFTWAREInv. No. 337-TA-724
NOTICE OF FINAL COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF NO VIOLATION ANDTERMINATION OF THE INVESTIGATION
U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission hasdetermined that no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) has beenshown in the above-captioned investigation and that the investigation is terminated.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Clark S. Cheney, Office of the GeneralCounsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20436,telephone 202-205-2661. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with thisinvestigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street,S.W., Washington, D.C. 20436, telephone 202-205-2000. General information concerning theCommission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (
). Thepublic record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket(EDIS) at
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The Commission instituted this investigation on May19, 2010, based on a complaint filed by S3 Graphics Co. Ltd. and S3 Graphics Inc. (collectively,“S3G”). 75 Fed. Reg. 38118 (July 1, 2010). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) by reason of infringement of various claims of UnitedStates Patent Nos. 6,658,146 (“the ’146 patent”); 6,683,978 (“the ’978 patent”); 6,775,417 (“the’417 patent”); and 7,043,087 (“the ’087 patent”). The complaint named Apple Inc. of Cupertino,California (“Apple”) as the only respondent.On July 1, 2011, the ALJ issued a final ID in this investigation finding that Apple violatedsection 337. Specifically, the ALJ found that Apple computers utilizing an image compressionformat called DXT infringe claim 11 of the ’978 patent and claims 4 and 16 of the ’146 patent.The ALJ recommended that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and